Golden Tip Black Tea | Award Winning Premium Tea Leaves
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Golden Tip Black Yunnan Tea
Award Winning Tea Leaves

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Award Winning Golden Tip Black Tea

The Global Tea Championship is an independent competition, judged by certified tea professionals, to distinguish the highest quality & best-tasting teas commercially available globally. We’re thrilled to announce that Tao Te Tea's Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip was placed Silver in Fall Hot Loose-Leaf Competition March 2018. Its rounded taste and balanced flavor ultimately won the judges’ love in the Yunnan category.

Judges’ comments on our Golden Tip Black Tea (Yúnnán Diǎn Hóngchá):

Dry Leaf: Tippy/Clean & Neat

Liquor Flavor: Characteristic of Category, Complex

Liquor Mouthfeel/Body: Smooth, Good Bodies, Well-Conceived, Balanced

Overall Harmony: Balanced: The tea is overall balanced from dry leaf, aroma, color, taste and mouthfeel. No one component is lacking.

Overall Comments: Spicy, smooth and sweet. Very flavorful. Lovely Tea. Rich, Sweet, Full Body and no off notes. 

Tea Master's Notes

Origin:

Lida Village, Desili, Mengyou Town, Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China (elevation of 1800 metres)

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 02, 2018

Dry Leaf:

Tightly twisted strips covered in golden tips

Aroma:

Sweet potatoes and floral aroma

Liquor:

Bright orange-red in color

Taste:

Silky and warm mouth feel, hints of chocolate, sweet aftertaste lingers on the palate

Tea Bush:

Fengqing large-leaf tea bush species

Tea Garden:

Lida Ecologic Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Less than 40% of a cup of coffee

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place

Shelf Life:

36 Months

Overview

Dian Hong black tea, also known as Yunnan black, is one of China’s most famous black teas. This Golden Tip Dian Hong has lots of orange pekoe along the dry leaves, and brews up with an absolutely lovely rich taste and aroma.

This hand-picked and manually-produced tea is made from the buds and leaves of the Yunnan large-leaf variety of tea trees. After picking, the leaves are meticulously processed by hand using the traditional “Gongfu” techniques, and are then fully oxidized.

The Estate

Our Yunnan Dianhong teas come from the Lida Ecological Tea Garden, in the southwest of Mengyou Town in Fengqing at an elevation of around 1800 meters.

The soil here is fertile, with a high vegetation index; with over a hundred kilometers of the ecological environment without any source of pollution, it is a famous and excellent place for producing Dianhong black tea.

Lida Ecological Tea Garden, in the southwest of Mengyou Town in Fengqing China

Origin

This Dian Hong black tea is produced in Fengqing, located south of Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fengqing is a country in the northwest of Lincang, one of the four famous pu-erh production areas (along with Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, and Baoshan), and is one of the original birthplaces of tea in the world. It is also famous for being the hometown of Yunnan black tea. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing, and drinking tea, and contains a beautiful throng of mountains webbed with rivers.

Botany

This Dian Hong black tea is made from the Fengqing large-leaf subspecies of the Yunnan large-leaf. It propagates sexually and takes the form of an arbor tree, meaning that it can grow to over six meters tall. 1984, the Fengqing large-leaf species was certified by the Chinese government as a national grade.

It contains an abundance of tea polyphenols (30.2%) and catechins (13.4%), as well as 2.9% amino acids and 3.2% caffeine.

Dian Hong black tea is made from the Fengqing large-leaf subspecies of the Yunnan large-leaf